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North Central State, Nigeria (1967 - 1970)

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[North Central State] image by Jens Pattke, 11 July 2006

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North Central State (1967-1970)

North Central State is the successor to the old Northern Region of Nigeria, which had its capital at Kaduna.  In 1967 the Northern Region was split into six states, one of which was the North Central State.  The state was renamed Kaduna State in 1976

Prior to 1970, all of the Nigerian states had their own coats of arms and flags. The state flag was modeled on the Nigerian national flag but with the state coat of arms in the centre of the white stripe.  These state flags were adopted in 1967 and abolished in 1970. Since 1970 only the Nigerian national coat of arms and national flag may be used as symbol of a state.  Source: Enzyklopädie der staatlichen Wappen und Flaggen (Encyclopaedia of  State Coat of Arms and State Flags), Volume 6.
Jens Pattke, 09 July 2006